Health Services Research
Health Services Research is „a multidisciplinary research area that describes health care services and their context […], that studies the implementation of new health care concomitantly and that evaluates the effectiveness of new health care structures and processes under routine conditions.“ (Pfaff, 2003, originally in German, translation carried out by German Cancer Society). Health Services Research is thus essential in further developing the care of cancer patients.
Health Services Research in Certified Cancer Centres
Certified Cancer Centres are well suited to conduct (health services) research, providing various uniform documentation standards and an infrastructure that enables research. The data collected during certification are regularly published in the Annual Reports. In addition to the Annual Reports in German and English, analyses on specific topics are published in scientific journals. Furthermore, the German Cancer Society initiates or takes part in research projects in collaboration with universities and other partners.
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